All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again (Ecclesiastes 1:7).
I got a new Bible a while back, so am doing something I’ve always said I would do with a new Bible but haven’t. I’ve been spending time going through with my old and new Bibles together, marking verses and copying notes so those little treasures don’t get lost. It’s been interesting to see the bits of extra wisdom I’ve written in the margins from various devotionals or Bible studies I’ve read, and to revisit some of my favorite highlighted verses. God’s Word is always full of so many treasures!
Today’s verse is one of those places where I actually wrote a note about something that struck me personally rather than a note about word roots or usage from Beth Moore or another Bible teacher. In the margin I wrote, “Do the things that flow into me fill me? More importantly, do they fill me with the right things?”
Yes, sometimes I surprise myself. 🙂 Things continually flow into me from every direction, just like the rivers and streams flow into the sea. But are they the right things? Do they truly fill and satisfy me? Or are they temporary pleasures that won’t mean anything in the long run? How do I make sure they’re the right things? And if they’re the wrong things, how do I change that?
Only with God’s help and understanding. I think I’ve just rediscovered some things to ponder this week.